From source to switch: How energy gets to your home

Timothy Goh finds out how Singapore's electricity is generated and delivered to homes

Singapore's electricity journey begins overseas, from where its main source of fuel for electricity generation - natural gas - is imported.

Natural gas provides 95 per cent of the energy required for the nation's electricity generation needs. The rest comes from coal, petroleum and other sources such as solar energy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2019, with the headline 'From source to switch: How energy gets to your home'. Print Edition | Subscribe